I love Peko, but I'm not sure how I feel about how I look in this cosplay. Maybe I just need better pictures and to do my makeup differently ¯\(°_o)/¯ This was my first time fabric dyeing and styling my own wig.
Wig is a Leia from Arda Wigs (in Light Grey). I chopped off some of the length, raised the height of the pigtails a bit, and cut bangs into the wig. I also got ribbons from a local beauty shop and added them to the wig. This wig is really HEAVY and I had to keep fighting it all day. Definitely gonna have to add some extra wig clips in next time I use this wig at a con. My glasses are reader glasses from the dollar store. The sailor collar and sleeve cuffs are made out of kona cotton, and they're lined and have interfacing inside. I added the bias tape before lining. The skirt was made almost the exact same way, but it's not lined. It does have interfacing attached on the inside, though. The shirt and tights were fabric dyed with Dark Green, Teal, and Black RIT dye. I had to dye them 3 times each. The ascot was just made out of scrap red cotton I had and then I made a small rectangle (and lined it) for the little ascot tie. The arm sash was made of the same material as the ascot. My shoes and shinai were bought off Ebay. My biggest challenge was the shinai bag. I made the pattern myself, which was the easy part. I used the same fabric as my Sonia cosplay, and lined everything. Adding the dragon was the hardest part since it's such a big and intricate design. I found an image of the design by itself, blew it up to the real-life proportions in Photoshop, added a grid over it, and printed the image off. From there, I drew a grid with fabric pencil on the shinai bag, then drew the dragon, then added the paint over it.